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To Nature   [before 2 November 1876]

Summary

Summarises, with comments, two letters from Johann von Fischer [10598, 10600] on the display by monkeys of their brightly-coloured hindquarters, and the relation of this behaviour to sexual selection.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Nature
Date:  [before 2 Nov 1876]
Classmark:  Nature, 2 November 1876, pp. 18–19
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10660

To ?   21 December 1876

Summary

Sends his signature

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  21 Dec 1876
Classmark:  Cleveland Health Sciences Library (Robert M. Stecher collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10728F

To ?   [1876]

Summary

Letter of reference giving his opinion of the character of a man who has been his footman for a year.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  [1876]
Classmark:  DAR 202: 92
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10745

To Nature   6 May [1876]

Summary

Reports seeing flowers of wild cherry bitten off in same manner as primroses [see 9418 and 9444]. In this case it was done by a squirrel, though birds also bite the flowers of the cherry-tree.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Nature
Date:  6 May [1876]
Classmark:  Nature, 11 May 1876, p. 28
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10498

To ?   19 May 1876

Summary

Sends his autograph.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  19 May 1876
Classmark:  International Autograph Auctions (dealers) (8 June 2013, lot 625)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10510F

To ?   13 June 1876

Summary

CD thanks the editor of a picture book "for … the photographs of your striking pictures, & for the honour which you have done me by the introduction of my name and likeness into one of them".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  13 June 1876
Classmark:  J. A. Stargardt (dealer) (24 and 25 November 1981)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10537

To ?   13 June 1876

Summary

Thanks for his interesting essay on insectivorous plants.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  13 June 1876
Classmark:  Alexander Historical Auctions (dealers) (no date)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10537F

To ?   25 February 1876

Summary

Sends his autograph.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  25 Feb 1876
Classmark:  Det Kongelige Bibliotek, Copenhagen (Palsbo Ac, sp. 100)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10410

To ?   21 March 1876

Summary

Thanks for sending the impressions of the gems, but, because CD is ignorant of archaeology, the recipient should not send one for inspection.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  21 Mar 1876
Classmark:  Ernst-Haeckel-Haus (Bestand A-Abt. 1: 3269/2)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10423F

To ?   24 October [1876]

Summary

Asks his correspondent to thank Prof. Reichenbach for his kindness. A plant was discovered in flower at Kew, and he was able to examine the doubtful point.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  24 Oct [1876]
Classmark:  RR Auction (dealers) (June 2006)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10221F

From Nemo   [1876?]

Summary

A believer in evolution seeks to convince CD that a spiritual creative force, rather than natural selection, explains its operation.

Author:  Nemo
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1876?]
Classmark:  DAR 172: 13
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10333

To ?   [1876?]

Summary

Complies with correspondent’s request; encloses photographs of himself.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  [1876 or later?]
Classmark:  DAR 202: 90
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10339

To ?   3 February 1876

Summary

Sends autograph.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  3 Feb 1876
Classmark:  Swann Auction Galleries (dealers) (19 March 2015)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10378

To ?   15 February 1876

Summary

Thanks correspondent for present of book [unspecified].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  15 Feb 1876
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.485)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10393

To G. G. Stokes   21 April [1876]

Summary

The Society’s rejection of R. L. Tait’s paper on Nepenthes is a lesson which will last CD for his life. It is clear that he should not have sent it.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Gabriel Stokes, 1st baronet
Date:  21 Apr [1876]
Classmark:  DAR 92: A41–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10462

To James Torbitt   21 April 1876

Summary

Does not think that publishing his letters as advertisement [for potato experiments] would help JT’s cause, so CD cannot give permission.

Regrets that he has neither the time nor health to undertake crossing experiments with JT’s specimens. Discusses crossing varieties.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Torbitt
Date:  21 Apr 1876
Classmark:  DAR 148: 94
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10463

To Mary Treat   21 April [1876]

Summary

Congratulations on finding water-lily.

Thanks for Pinguicula specimens.

Asks for reference to her article on Utricularia [see 10508].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Mary Lua Adelia (Mary) Treat
Date:  21 Apr [1876]
Classmark:  Vineland Historical and Antiquarian Society
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10464

To T. C. Eyton   22 April 1876

Summary

Fondly remembers the days he spent with TCE.

Doubts the Canadian skeleton will have anything to do with man.

Returns extracts.

Samuel Haughton is a bitter opponent.

CD now working on plants;

doubts he will ever return to working on man.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Campbell Eyton
Date:  22 Apr 1876
Classmark:  Cadbury Research Library: Special Collections, University of Birmingham (EYT/1/44)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10465

From James Torbitt   22 April 1876

Summary

Thanks for CD’s assistance and his advice on crossing.

Author:  James Torbitt
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 Apr 1876
Classmark:  DAR 178: 135
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10466

To Bartholomäus von Carneri   22 April 1876

Summary

Is obliged for Carneri’s new work, Eine psychologische Studie.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Bartholomäus von Carneri
Date:  22 Apr 1876
Classmark:  Wienbibliothek im Rathaus, Handschriftensammlung (H.I.N. 155162)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10466F
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